PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The 7th Annual Freedom Ride to End MS held in Kitchener, Ontario, marked the MS Society of Canada's seventh year of raising money for multiple sclerosis (MS) with a fundraiser that consists of a community motorcycle ride through the back country of Canada. Teams of riders raised pledge money to help fundraise for people in the Kitchener community suffering with multiple sclerosis. doTERRA International donated a gift basket for the raffle held at the Freedom Ride. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward funding for programs and services for individuals with MS, as well as medical equipment and even research that could help find a cure for MS.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, typically causing nerve inflammation and damage. Individuals who suffer from MS experience symptoms like weakness, fatigue, problems with vision, bladder issues, and even cognitive problems or changes in mood. As a physically taxing disease, MS can take a serious emotional (and financial) toll on those who live with it daily—not to mention the physical symptoms it can produce.
The MS Society of Canada organizes fundraisers—like the Freedom Ride—year-round to help raise money for those struggling with MS in Canada. With approximately 100,000 Canadians living with multiple sclerosis, Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. With so many Canadians struggling with multiple sclerosis, the MS Society of Canada has plenty of individuals in communities throughout the country who need their help.
All proceeds raised at the 2016 Freedom Ride will stay in the Kitchener community to help those who need support, medical equipment, special services, and more. Fundraisers for the MS Society of Canada also provide funding for necessary research that can help find a cure for multiple sclerosis in the future. With donations from corporations like doTERRA, and the participation of community members, the MS Society of Canada can continue to provide support for individuals with MS—giving them a brighter hope for less pain, more answers, and relief from MS in the years to come.
About doTERRA International, LLC
doTERRA is the world leader in sourcing, testing, manufacturing, and distribution of CPTG® essential oils through a global network of more than 3 million independent direct-sale distributors, known as Wellness Advocates. doTERRA, a Latin derivative meaning "Gift of the Earth," sets the standard for essential oils by having developed the expertise and commitment required to derive these unique oils directly from the best sources in the world. doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing® provides local growers and distillers fair compensation for their efforts, creating stronger local economies and a healthier, stable supply chain. In addition to a premium line of single-plant extracts and proprietary essential oil blends, the company offers oil-infused personal care and spa products, dietary supplements, and healthy living products for the home. For more information, visit www.doterra.com.
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